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Question: Rate...
5/5 - Absolutely amazing - 14 (63.6%)
4/5 - Near perfect - 5 (22.7%)
3/5 - Not bad, not great - 2 (9.1%)
2/5 - Not impressed - 1 (4.5%)
1/5 - Shockingly bad - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 22

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« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2011, 03:12:01 am »

I only just remembered that the Americans don't get to watch this until next week. That sucks! Let's hope they don't all get spoiled 

Yeah well, some of us don't let that stop us...   Evil

I really wasn't looking forward to this episode, but I liked it a bit more than last week's so ... 3.  I found myself watching the clock (again) half way through, so turned it off and came back later to finish watching. 

I agree that this could easily have been a one parter.

Did anyone else notice the gaffe with the sonic?  The Doctor tossed it to his double, who then left to go look for Rory (I think), but was knocked out.  But back inside the first Doctor whipped out his sonic.  Continuity - what's that??  And just when did they have time to swap shoes?  I don't know if it was just me not paying close attention, but I had a hard time hearing a lot of the dialog.

Some other things that made me go  Roll Eyes :  It seemed like they all just waited around for the Jenny-thing to catch them.  They all had plenty of time to get into the TARDIS.  And how convenient - the door doesn't lock, and what, all of a sudden the sonic can't bolt the door?  The balloon and the blood clot cure in a vial were totally hokey.  "Oh look, I keep a red balloon handy, and oh, here's your miracle cure right here next to the red balloon".  Which makes the fact that he couldn't save a supposedly drowning Rory a couple of weeks ago stand out even more starkly.

Dissolving the Amy ganger seemed to me a dumb idea - that was his only link to where the real Amy might be.  With that gone, how would he even know where to start looking for her?

The best part was the surprise ending. I'm looking forward to next week's at any rate, at least it's Moffat-written so it has to be better.
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« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2011, 03:34:05 am »

Some other things that made me go  Roll Eyes :  It seemed like they all just waited around for the Jenny-thing to catch them.  They all had plenty of time to get into the TARDIS.
Except the TARDIS was half buried for most of the episode, remember? Hard to dig through six plus feet of acid-soaked dirt to open the TARDIS door, if you ask me. Tongue


And how convenient - the door doesn't lock, and what, all of a sudden the sonic can't bolt the door?
I personally assumed it was because the door physically didn't have a lock - bolt or otherwise - as opposed to the lock being jammed and just needing a sonic-ing.


The balloon and the blood clot cure in a vial were totally hokey.  "Oh look, I keep a red balloon handy, and oh, here's your miracle cure right here next to the red balloon".  Which makes the fact that he couldn't save a supposedly drowning Rory a couple of weeks ago stand out even more starkly.
The clot cure I'll concede, but the balloon isn't that much of a stretch for this Doctor, I don't think. I mean, the Doctor has carried some pretty random things in his pockets over the years. And balloons? Very Eleven.

Dissolving the Amy ganger seemed to me a dumb idea - that was his only link to where the real Amy might be.  With that gone, how would he even know where to start looking for her?
Maybe he wanted the real Amy to be properly conscious for childbirth?
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« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2011, 07:03:10 pm »

Some other things that made me go  Roll Eyes :  It seemed like they all just waited around for the Jenny-thing to catch them.  They all had plenty of time to get into the TARDIS.
Except the TARDIS was half buried for most of the episode, remember? Hard to dig through six plus feet of acid-soaked dirt to open the TARDIS door, if you ask me. Tongue 

No, I meant once the TARDIS had fallen through and they were all just standing there trying to figure out how to keep the Jenny-thing out.  They all could have made it to the TARDIS easily.

And how convenient - the door doesn't lock, and what, all of a sudden the sonic can't bolt the door?
I personally assumed it was because the door physically didn't have a lock - bolt or otherwise - as opposed to the lock being jammed and just needing a sonic-ing. 

There was a touch-pad number lock on that door.  Should have been a no-brainer for the sonic!

The balloon and the blood clot cure in a vial were totally hokey.  "Oh look, I keep a red balloon handy, and oh, here's your miracle cure right here next to the red balloon".  Which makes the fact that he couldn't save a supposedly drowning Rory a couple of weeks ago stand out even more starkly.
The clot cure I'll concede, but the balloon isn't that much of a stretch for this Doctor, I don't think. I mean, the Doctor has carried some pretty random things in his pockets over the years. And balloons? Very Eleven. 

But the balloon wasn't in his pocket, it was on the console next to Amy. 

Dissolving the Amy ganger seemed to me a dumb idea - that was his only link to where the real Amy might be.  With that gone, how would he even know where to start looking for her?
Maybe he wanted the real Amy to be properly conscious for childbirth?

Trust me, that's not very nice of him (been there, done that).  Tongue  As far as Amy's concerned she's been with Rory and the Doctor, and now she wakes up about to give birth, no clue where she is...  that's rather cruel actually.  That ganger was her only link to them as well.
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« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2011, 03:16:33 am »

Finally got to see it Smiley...It was OK, I gave it a 3. Undecided

I'm staying away from the 'A Good Man Goes To War' thread until next week, the promo for it looked great. Afro
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